What is another word for linguistic universal?

14 synonyms found


[ lɪŋɡwˈɪstɪk jˌuːnɪvˈɜːsə͡l], [ lɪŋɡwˈɪstɪk jˌuːnɪvˈɜːsə‍l], [ l_ɪ_ŋ_ɡ_w_ˈɪ_s_t_ɪ_k j_ˌuː_n_ɪ_v_ˈɜː_s_əl]

Synonyms for Linguistic universal:

How to use "Linguistic universal" in context?

The linguistic universal is the observation that all languages have structures and feature similar patterns of word order. The linguistic universal is most readily observed in the way that all languages place adjectives after nouns, and all languages require articles before nouns. There are also universals in the use of words to express emotions, in the use of numerals, and in the use of certain verbs. The linguistic universal is an important observation in linguistics, as it helps to understand the similarities and differences between languages.

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